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January 9, 2013

Charity dedicated to memory of young Ti cancer victim

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However, the organizers have found the whole process of becoming nonprofit and incorporating vexingly complex and expensive.

“We’ve looked and read on the Internet for this, that and the other thing that you have to do. But you can read all you want; it’s different when you get into the nitty-gritty,” Kelly said.

OFF TO A GOOD START

Once the bureaucratic aspects are dealt with, the group members can turn their attention the main mission, and by the end of the year, they hope to be able to do something special for a child facing terminal illness.

“There are so many worthy causes,” Kelly said. “We don’t want to inundate people, but we hope to get people to be supportive.”

The group members also hope to do something special for Riley’s classmates when they graduates eighth grade and again when when high-school graduation rolls around.

“We want to celebrate his life with a prize for his class,” Kelly said.

Thanks to the bake sale, she said, “I’m opening an account and depositing money. That’s a start.” A start for the group’s mission — showing kindness to children who are ill and making sure Riley Knight is remembered.

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